Gun Seizures May Spike in New Hampshire

Police can confiscate guns after complaints about threats or suicidal behavior


In the years since the state's gun seizure law took effect, police have taken more than 2,000 weapons from hundreds of people, and some say the Newtown tragedy will likely cause gun seizures to spike.

Proponents say the law has saved lives, and increased awareness of it could save more. Over the years, weapons have been taken in cases where people allegedly threatened to kill themselves, made murder threats, and even threatened violence against schoolchildren.